If you have a room addition or a room in your home that you just can’t seem to keep warm in winter and cool in summer, ductless heating might be the perfect solution for you. Ductless heating systems are also known as mini-split systems and may solve all your HVAC challenges without requiring a costly and time-consuming overhaul of your current system. Air Specialty, leaders in HVAC service, maintenance and installation for the Mobile-area for over 25 years, specializes in helping homeowners control temperatures even in room extensions. We’ll work closely with you to determine if a ductless heating system is right for your home. In the meantime, learn more about how ductless heating systems solve even the toughest HVAC challenges.What does a ductless heating system look like? A ductless heating system is mounted to a wall indoors and typically has an outdoor compressor. Unlike window units, ductless units are easy to install and require only a small drill-holes in the wall. They are also smaller and less visible than wall units as well as much quieter. What are the pros of installing ductless heating?
Efficiency reduces energy costs. These systems will not only alleviate the lack of comfort in your room that’s always cold or always hot; they are also extremely energy-efficient.
Ideal for rooms where ductwork won’t fit. Ductless systems can be ideal for rooms that are extensions or additions to the home, since the tubing required for installation is small. Thesecan go anywhere in your house more easily than HVAC systems requiring ductwork.
Your current system won’t be affected. Ductless units use their own heat pumps, so this option won’t have any effect on your current HVAC system.
Are there cons to choosing ductless heating?
Upfront costs may be high. Your new ductless units could cost several times more than comparable window units, although over time the reduction in energy costs may mitigate against this expense.
Regular maintenance is required. Monthly cleaning is required and if not performed regularly, it could create the need for costly repair, professional cleaning costs as well as reduce the life of the ductless unit.
Some don’t like the aesthetics. Some just don’t prefer the look of an external unit. This is subjective and not a con for all homeowners.
If you have a bonus room over a garage, an extension or a part of your home that just won’t stay cool when it’s needed or keep you warm when it’s cold, a ductless heating system might be the best way to solve your issue. The certified technicians at Air Specialty can help you determine the best way to keep your home routinely cool or heated. Contact us for a free consultation today.